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updated: 8/20/2013 5:56 PM

Lisle-area woman falls victim to scam

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An elderly woman in an unincorporated area near Lisle fell victim to a scam Tuesday afternoon, and the DuPage County sheriff's office is warning residents to be aware of suspicious activity. About noon Tuesday, a man approximately 45 years old and a boy about 10 approached the woman outside her home near Route 53 and Maple Avenue. The older man began asking the victim questions while the boy sneaked into the garage and stole the woman's purse, police said.

The thieves left in a white sedan, police said.

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"I hope that everyone who reads this article will warn their friends and neighbors about these methods individuals are using to victimize citizens," said Sheriff John E. Zaruba in a statement. "Call 911 if you see any suspicious activity or vehicles in your neighborhood."

Anyone with any further information should call the sheriff's office at (630) 407-2400.

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